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Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1973-06-09

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Grateful Dead Live at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium on 1973-06-09

Topics Live concert

Promised Land, Deal, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, Jack Straw, Loose Lucy, Mexicali Blues, Row Jimmy, El Paso, Box Of Rain, Sugaree, Beat It On Down The Line, Tennessee Jed, Greatest Story Ever Told, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider He's Gone-> Truckin'-> Playin' In The Band, Loser, Me & My Uncle, Mississippi Half Step, Big River, Eyes Of The World-> China Doll, Sugar Magnolia

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Robert F. Kennedy Stadium
Location Washington, DC

Source Soundboard
Lineage SBD MR > cassette> DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
Taped by
Transferred by


SBD MR > cassette> DAT > CD > EAC > SHN, except Promised Land, Half Step, and
Sugar Mag are S:MR > PCM > cassette > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN, and Patch in
Box of Rain (very small) from 2nd source; via D. Hollister, G. Hamilton; 8/16 note formerly
error in info file at this site, and possibly distributed with show- cass gen in main portion of show had been omitted,
(although info file at Hamiltons' CDR list has apparently always been correct)- sorry!


Reviewer: WJWIII - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2015
Subject: Great Show
I was there for this show and the next day's show. I remember it was hot as hell. But the show was fantastic. Hard to believe it's been more than forty years.
Reviewer: chris phillips - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 3, 2014
Subject: the death
There is some superb jamming in Playin'. Eyes is off the charts. China Doll is nonpareil.
Reviewer: timewarpwiretap - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 17, 2013
Subject: Fa Kin A
Yeah devilbear, the loose lucy is juicy!
This one ain't to be missed.......
Reviewer: ThreeFingerStyle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 22, 2013
Subject: recommendation for fans of this show
Hey, Fans of RFK '73, you WANT to hear Monte Barry's AUD FOB recording of this. It captures the thick, gelatinous, Heavy Live (Wall of) Sound, and the swell of the scene along with it.
Reviewer: swampRatchild - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2012
Subject: rocker
Reviewer: Memfislim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 24, 2011
Subject: Wish I were there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well,I agree w 99% of what I've read of this show.-unfortunately I was 8 years old and didn;t have hippy parents. i was 9 yrs away fro m first show(Cville82)- I read that jerry apologized for this show..Typical Garcia..this show rocks!! Heat aside -- He's Gone -- Stephen tease -- even a neophite like me knows they were ON!!! Love you guys and can't wait to see you next tour.
Reviewer: gratedude69 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2010
Subject: good
good show here, like the eyes > china always, second set was pretty good and some classics in the first
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2010
Subject: 6-9-73
Nice show but the next one's even better. High quality sound after the first track.
Reviewer: devilbear - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 25, 2008
Subject: Loose Lucy
Best Loose Lucy I've ever heard. This is a great show among so many 73 great shows.

4 stars against other 73 shows only
Reviewer: wireddead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2008
Subject: Great Show
We were at this show, both Sat/Sun and it had to be one of the most far out shows that we ever attended. It actually started Friday night out in the parkling lot with the sound system check. Had to be one of the highest I've ever been. The Dead, Allman Bros and Gentle Giant. It was so hot, and the sound was so sweet. At one point on Sunday after all the food and drink had run out, some dude was calling out that he was making a run to get some. Everyone was throwing money at him and I bet he had at least 3 or 4 grand when he left. Well after a couple of hours htis rental truck back in and the he was with a truck full of stuff. This Sat. show lasted until 2 or 3 in the morning. Same with the Sunday show. Missed work on monday and got fired well worth it. A lot of Mushrooms and great tunes. I miss the Dead
Reviewer: Guesstimated Prophet - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2008
Subject: st. stephen tease?
possible St. Stephen tease toward the end of Greatest Story. during and right after ms Donna's wails at about 3:30. just thought i should throw that out there.

might just be my imagination... wishful thinking.
Reviewer: steimy incny - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2007
Subject: just ok
This show had some good moments but does not come close to the next day 6/10.Most of this show seemed like they did not have their hearts into it.
Reviewer: dead-head_Monte - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 11, 2007
Subject: it's the Sound System -- awesome all weekend long... best sound there ever was!
The Dead, with their "Wall of Sound" during this weekend -- and the sound crew assembling it, mixing it, and getting them plugged into it -- created and produced the best overall sound fidelity experience I ever heard coming out of a PA System, period. It even comes across to me today, on the SBDs. All weekend long it sounded amazing and incredible: very deep and thick, totally full, super-smooth, yet vibrantly punchy, very crisp, and crystal clear. The dynamic range was remarkable for the time. It's ALWAYS the 1st thing that comes into my mind about this weekend: best sound I ever heard, best there ever was. 2nd thing was the jam on Sunday. 3rd thing was how long the Sunday show was -- 8 hours for the Dead. 4th thing was how hot it was on Saturday, for the day show, like 100 degrees. This was the 1st time I heard Eyes of the World (one of the best ever played). It all came together this weekend. The vibes were just right. Don't overlook the sound system for this one, and the people responsible for it.
Reviewer: nyge - - August 9, 2007
Subject: ?
Hey guy.... go sit in the corner for 10 minutes! I would give anything to hear Jerry 'fumble' anything. Bob was worst in truckin' and you know what? Everyone laughed. Even them....
Reviewer: Carp JC - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 7, 2006
Subject: Hot show.......... Hot day.......
It was the first road trip for 4 Jersey City dead heads. Roosevelt Stadium was a home field, then Nassau Coliseum, 1st show after Pigpen, but a bus trip to DC was a major " lost weekend" and it didn't disappoint. Got to the stadium about 5:00 am.... Not havin a tent or a car to hang in, we met some great people who were very willing to share the herb. The DC locals weren't real pleased to see all the Hippies...... And the wilding was very prevalent.... Sun started to rise and you knew it was gunna be a hot one. That added to the mental electric energy, " mescaline" LOL . Honestly ..... don't remember a lot of the show cept Jerry had pigtails...... and " Hot as a pistol but cool inside" crowd went nutz I think it was 115 degrees. and someone had a hose from stage in spray mode what a treat that was ! We were so spent we didn't even pay much attention to the ABB and didn't stay for their whole set. we saw what we came for ! GREAT MEMORY
Reviewer: Gozno_diaries - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 7, 2006
Subject: 1/2 step
If it wasnt for Jerry flubbing the lyrics (or maybe it was some kinda malfunction) for like a whole minute, I would say this is once of the most well sung 1/2 steps out there. Garcias voice just...I dunno...sounds smooove in it.
Reviewer: IvanBalakhonov - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2006
Subject: Nice
Definetely, not the best show of the era, but it deserves at least four stars/ First set is nothing special, but second deserve some attention. "Truckin'" is very nice, during transition to "Playing" you can hear intro theme from "Here Comes Sunshine". Also highlightes are: wonderful jamming in "Playing" including great transition to last chorus, and perfect "Eyes". Phil is doing great job there
Reviewer: shields1223 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 22, 2006
Subject: Quick
Reviews arre unnecessary, any concert in those days was an influence. In retrospect, or hindsight, we were all MUCH younger then. Alloow the spirit to survive, not the tainted memories.
Reviewer: Caution68 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 14, 2006
Subject: Download
is there anyway to download these files so that they can be put onto a CD?
Reviewer: Liamfinnegan - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 19, 2005
Subject: Does this sound too fast to anyone else?
Reviewer: terpstation - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 28, 2005
Subject: One of the most awesome days of my life!
This show (June 9, 1973) was by far the most "out there" Grateful Dead show. I was there. This was my second (out of about 30) Dead concerts (my first was Baltimore Civic Center (9-72). This recording proves that listening to the Dead depends totally on your state of mind and mood. The first few times I heard it, I thought the sound quality sucked (was flat), then ... driving to the beach (about 3 hours) I listened to it with the background noise of wind through the windows (which in a strange way minimized the sound quality blemishes), and I was on a flashback to the state of mind while I was there that day in 1973. Garcia and Lesh are absolutely in a parallel universe (and universes parallel to each other as well) during the breaks on certain songs (They Love Each Other/Loose Lucy). These are songs I generally don't prefer. But it just proves that the Dead can inject a mindblast into the break of any songs they play (favorites or not). What is amazing about the Dead is after 30 years of listening to them, I have never tired of their music, and am always hearing something new I haven't heard in live performances that I have listened to a hundred times or more. As I said, Ithe music changes with your state of mind.
Reviewer: skwimite - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2005
Subject: Get 'em while ya can
As I was trolling through 1973 to pick up some missed shows, I noticed a number of them (not just '73's) have been pulled. I'm DLing this one on sound quality alone, and I recommend you do the same before it's unavailable too. One can't be too careful. Great SBD for this era. It's all there.
Reviewer: vadead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2005
Subject: Sweet show
Download it!
Reviewer: captain_trip_420 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 6, 2005
Subject: Great Show
Good Sound, Nice Mix. Check this one out. Seems under-rated.
Reviewer: bigbird - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 23, 2004
Subject: typical
I agree,this show it now..
Reviewer: Albix714 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 22, 2004
Subject: A Must!
This show is a must. Get it now. Here are Dick Latvala's notes on this show and recording:
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